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Weekend Roundup of Great Multicultural Blog Posts & Books

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The planning for our next Multicultural Children’s Book Day: Celebrating the Diversity in Children’s Literature for 2015 will be starting very soon and in the meantime, I have seen some excellent bloggers authors sharing stories, thoughts and articles. Here are some of my top picks

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center had a great article and booklist on 50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know

Latinos In Kid Lit had a great list and roundup of The 2014 International Latino Book Awards Finalists!

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InCultureParent Magazine offers up A Year of Multicultural Picture Books for the Global Child.
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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes http://edut.to/1i6vzkn via Edutopia

9 Picture Books That Celebrate Mixed Race Families #multiculturalI’m Not the Nanny http://ow.ly/uHKqQ

9 Picture Books That Celebrate Mixed Race Families-I'm Not the Nanny

I am very proud of JIAB’s recent multicultural post.  Tenzin’s Deer is a touching tale, breathtaking illustrations & a lesson in compassion.  http://wp.me/p1MmQB-28g

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Do you read poetry with your kids? April is National Poetry Month so it’s the perfect time to get started. A JIBA favorite, Erica at What Do We Do All Day has this wonderful post.

A list of diverse poetry books for kids

What great multicultural children’s books have you read this week?

**Don’t forget about the very special Little Passports Birthday Sale too!

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4 thoughts on “Weekend Roundup of Great Multicultural Blog Posts & Books

  1. Valarie, you have such a nice selection of books listed here 🙂 A few years back, I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with E.B. Lewis, the illustratrator of THE OTHER SIDE (listed here) and many other beautiful books. I have this book and another by him and love them both!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Donna. You are SO lucky to have been able to meet E.B. Lewis. Jealous! 🙂

      1. Yes, Valarie, I definitely enjoy and appreciate when I get to meet the talented people I have, especially when I can actually get into good conversation instead of more of a “drive-by” encounter. He teaches watercolors, only he lives too far away for me to take advantage of that (he’s south Jersey, I’m north). I’m moving away from watercolors anyway 😉 The one person I met who I wish I’d been able to talk to more than I did (as would EVERYone else!) is Kate DiCamillo. So down-to-earth, and obviously—talented! 😀

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